Impeach Congress, keep Trump
Published October 10, 2019
By Ada Fisher
Never in my lifetime has one president been as vilified as President Donald John Trump. Before he was elected, which too many saw as an improbability, Trump was written off as a blow hard. The legitimacy of his victory called into question one of the safe guards of representative democracy which is the Electoral College. Failing to shut him down at any turn emboldened the press, the democratic elected body and others stunned that such squashed their opportunities to stay in the good ole boy body politics as usual mode. A posture was assumed -- attack without bothering to see if what Trump said had any merit.
Trump unlike others would fight back not only with a counter-punch but with jabs which some viewed as ungentlemanly or beneath the dignity of the Presidency. His alleged affairs were in the open and a cause for irrational puritanical disapproval while philanderers such as John F. Kennedy or a Bill Clinton were at times stupidly lionized and cloaked in democratic hypocrisy. When NPR asked about this, I simply referred to King David of the Bible for folks to draw conclusions.
Presidential debates prove long on soft stuff such as domestic affairs, but flail nonsensically on issues of foreign policy. It is our need for energy, which has propelled many of our nonsensical wars underlain by a quest for international power which was fast dissolving into a global assimilation love feast. The numbers of US citizens at the tables of the Trilateral Commission, Bilderbergers, Foreign Relations Council or National Security Agency which increasingly operate globally beyond the view of citizens of many nations compromising democracy in ways not publicly seen but internationally felt. Trumps questioning of once “sacred” agencies such as the FBI and CIA has upset more than meets the eye.
Trump has given voice to citizens concerns and fears though albeit a bit crude and sometimes too rude for the comfort of many. It isn’t just citizens that he has spoken up for, it is a matter of national sovereignty which many aren’t giving due concern. If nations can’t control who comes in and goes out or if control of that nation’s rules of law are to be wielded externally by non-citizens, such as members of the UN, countries’ customs and traditions will be disregarded. Though his fellow citizens don’t often get it, European nations such as Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many others are coming to his positions on immigration.
Though a bit abrasive and caustic in his attacks which rub many the wrong way and allow the “isms” of sex, race and any other thing imaginable to be supposed as a rationale, Trump is being Trump. His minions and those bent on upsetting the apple cart love it.
Congress and the courts are often misinterpreting their constitutional mandate via constitutional separation of powers. Neither is the president. If this impeachment proceeds and these charges of misconduct are leveled, the ability of the President to engage in policy discussions, negotiate trade discussions or other important duties of that office will hamstring him. Poor judgment in and of itself does not constitute an impeachable offense nor should ones choice of sexual partners unless laws are broken. These laws must not be clear as mud less we “hog tie” those in charge.
Congress itself is totally on board for impeachment given that the oversight in their hands for investigating and prosecuting the Clintons on numerous questionable actions of their Foundation or the Obama’s handling of the Benghazi deaths were wanting. Whether candidate and former Vice President’s son Hunter or Trump’s son Donald Trump, Jr. and daughter Ivanka Kushner. as well as Karen Waters (Maxine Water’s daughter), are being given a pass because of their connection to power says lay out all the nepotism with those having family connections. This is as much a problem of “The Swamp” as that for a “Deep State.”
Given the barrage of seemingly never ending criticisms of this president, for a septuagenarian, he has weathered the storms well. Trump may have done much that may have been said. I do not know what course others may take, but given all that I’ve seen and the skeleton’s in the closets of democrats and those seeking the presidency, I wouldn’t count Donald John Trump out.
Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a former Medical Director in a Fortune 500 company, licensed teacher, retired physician, former county school board member, gifted speaker, author of Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us, Book 1 (available through Amazon. Com) and is the NC Republican National Committeewoman.